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SP 3611 in Roseville

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SP 3600 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-7

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3600 was built in March 1957 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 22941, SP 5759, SP Class DF-607.
In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3600 SP Class EF418-7.
This locomotive was upgraded in Dec. 1975 emerging as SP 3803 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-3.
The disposition of this locomotive is: Retired March 1991. Sold Jan. 1992. Became Yolo Shortline 131.
SP 3600 in Roseville
Southern Pacific GP9 3600 heads west around the wye on the east side of Roseville, CA on a warm June 28, 1973. This was two months to the day after the explosions that caused so much damage to the Antelope end of that yard.
SP 3600 in Suisun
Southern Pacific GP9 3600 (even) is in Suisun, CA on July 14, 1974. OPRRMS said: "Spelled "Suisun," actually, as in Suisun-Fairfield. The unit is sitting on one of the tracks at the old engine house (note the old sand house in the left background) that was located between the mainlines and the east leg of the wye, about a half-mile west of the depot. The unit is mostly likely the Suisun Local's power, during the time SP stationed a Road Switcher there. Your dad probably worked it when he was on the Extra Board."
  • Photo of SP 3600 in Suisun
    Analog Image, Ektachrome Slide 5.984, Scan 2011022101.18
SP 3600 in Tracy
A classic Southern Pacific GP9, 3600 is at Tracy CA on an unrecorded date in 1975.

SP 3604 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-7

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3604 was built in March 1957 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 22945, SP 5763, SP Class DF-607.
In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3604 SP Class EF418-7.
This locomotive was upgraded in Dec. 1975 emerging as SP 3786 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418E-3.
The disposition of this locomotive is: Retired Feb. 1995. Sold May 1995. Became Inter-Rail Link (IRTX) 1101, In 1998 became Arco Products 4554.
SP 3604 in Oakland, CA
Southern Pacific GP9 3604 leads GP9R 3749 on an unknown date in June 1974 in Oakland, CA. According to OPRRMS, "The train is eastbound (southbound), just about to cross Market Street, between Magnolia Tower and Jack London Square. The building in the right background is gone, but the other one in the left background is still there, converted to small business and lofts/work spaces. The 3604 was unique for having a replacement Leslie S3 horn. It's visible in this photo. The unit likely acquired it from the UP during the time SP and UP had a run-thru operation between Roseville and North Platte/Council Bluffs during the early 1960's. Both railroads suppplied GP9's."

SP 3611 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-7

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3611 was built in March 1957 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 22952, SP 55770, SP Class DF-607.
In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3611 SP Class EF418-7.
This locomotive was upgraded in Jan. 1977 emerging as SP 3800 EMD GP9R, SP Class EF418R-3.
The disposition of this locomotive is: Retred May 1991. Sold April 1997. Presumed scrapped.
SP 3611 in Roseville
Southern Pacific Black Widow GP9 3611 is on the Rock Pile lead at Antelope, Roseville, CA Yard on June 28, 1973. This was two months to the day after the explosions that caused so much damage to the Antelope end of that yard. According to OPRRMS, "By then, the 3611 was the last Pacific Lines GP9 to retain this paint scheme, although there were a number of Cotton Belt units and a couple of ex-T&NO units that lasted longer. Not long after Steve's photo, Roseville applied scarlet and grey paint to various areas of the unit, covering up the silver and orange areas and the red frame stripe, but leaving the black areas black."
SP 3611 in East Pleasanton
SP Black Widow GP9 3611 was one of the last black and silver units in service. It spent awhile working the East Pleasanton job, laying over in perfect light, on an unrecorded date in 1973.
SP 3611 "half widow" in Roseville again
Half repainted Southern Pacific GP9 "half-widow" 3611 is again at Roseville, CA. This time with GP9 3694 on Aug. 6, 1974.

SSW 3642 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418C-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SSW 3642 was built in October 1957 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 24076, SSW 821, SSW Class Z-17.
In 1965 it was renumbered to SSW 3642 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418C-1
This locomotive was upgraded in October 1975 GP9R SSW 3811 SP Class EF418S-3.
The disposition of this locomotive is: Retired Sept. 1995. Sold Dec. 1995. Presumed scrapped.
SSW 3642 in Phoenix, AZ
Cotton Belt GP9 3642 sits in the sun in Phoenix, AZ on an unknown date in May 1972. I got this in trade and I wish I knew who the photographer of this was. I think it is a fellow named "Jerry". If it is yours, please let me know.

SSW 3644 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418C-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SSW 3644 was built in October 1957 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 24078, SSW 823, SSW Class Z-17.
In 1965 it was renumbered to SSW 3644 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418C-1.
This locomotive was upgraded in May 1978 as GP9R SSW 3813 SP Class EF418CR-3.
The disposition of this locomotive is: Retired Feb. 1993. Sold April 1993. Became Yolo Shortline 132.
SSW 3644 in Indio
Southern Pacific subsidiary Cotton Belt GP9 3644 is in Indio, CA with an SP GP30 on an unknown date in May 1972. This slide looks better in black and white than any color correction I could do to try to fix it.
  • Photo of SSW 3644 in Indio
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide II 5.1011, Scan 2011030902.4v2

SSW 3645 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418C-1

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SSW 3645 was built in October 1957 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 24079, SSW 824, SSW Class Z-17. In 1965 it was renumbered to SSW 3645, SP Class SP Class EF418C-1.
This locomotive was upgraded March 1975 emerging as GP9R SSW 3810 SP Class EF418S-3.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired October 1990, sold to Pioneer Railcorp for Mississippi Central 3810, sold in Aug. 1996 to Keokuk Junction
SSW 3645 in Taylor Yard.
Cotton Belt GP9 3645 is in LA’s Taylor Yard on October 22, 1974.

SSW 3648 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418C-2

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SSW 3648 was built in May 1959 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 25017, SSW 827, SSW Class Z-17. In 1965 it was renumbered to SSW 3648 SP Class EF418C-2.
The disposition of this locomotive is, not upgraded, retired Jan 1987 sold to Wilson Rail Services, chopnosed in April 1988 became Farmrail 3648.
SSW 3648 in Watsonville Junction
Cotton Belt GP9 3648 in Watsonville Junction, California an unrecorded day in December 1974. The GP9 in front of it is the SP 3401.
On June 12, 2014 this photo was posted to Trainorders.

SP 3653 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-8

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3653 was built in Feb. 1959 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 25145, SP T&NO 449, SP Class DF-612. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3653, SP Class EF418-8.
This locomotive was not remanufactured in Dec. 1978 it was renumbered as SP 2889 SP Class ES418-8.
The disposition of this locomotive is: retired April 1991, sold for parts in 1992 to Wisconsin Southern, scrapped.
SP 3653 in Roseville
Southern Pacific GP9 3653 in Roseville, California in on an unrecorded day in April 1974.

SP 3657 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-8

Reportedly (sources), according to Strapac's great SP Compendium series, SP 3657 was built in Feb. 1959 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 25149, SP T&NO 453, SP Class DF612. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3657, SP Class EF418-8.
This locomotive was remanufactured in Dec. 1976 emerging as SP 3842 SP Class EF418E-4 a GP9R.
The disposition of this locomotive is: retired March 1997. Sold July 1997 to Power & Fluid Mechanics leased to CatTrain and renumbered 501 in January 2004. Reportedly its frame was bent in an accident and it was used as a parts source. Sold to Motive Power Resources late 2012, left Caltrain on March 8, 2013. Current status not known.
SP 3657 in Oakland
SP 3657 leads at least one other GP9 westbound across the WP tracks near Adeline Street in West Oakland Yard on October 12, 1975.
This was posted to Trainorders on May 28, 2014.

SP 3658 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-8

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series,SP 3658 was built in Feb. 1959 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 25150, SP T&NO 454, SP Class DF612. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3658, SP Class EF418-8.
This locomotive was remanufactured in Dec. 1976 emerging as SP 3843 SP Class EF418E-4 a GP9R.
The disposition of this locomotive is: retired Feb 1996 eventually becoming Hoosier Southern 465.
SP 3658 in Roseville
Southern Pacific GP9 3658 leads GP9R 3344 and GP30 5007 west out of Antelope Yard, Roseville, CA on September 29, 1974.

SP 3663 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-8

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3663 was built in March 1959 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 25100, SP 5800, SP Class DF-612. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3663, SP Class EF418-8.
This locomotive was neither upgraded nor downgraded.
The disposition of this locomotive is, retired in December 1986. Sold to the US Army Transportation School 100. Became U.S. Army 1400.
SP 3663 in Tracy
Southern Pacific GP9 3663 is in Tracy, CA on November 10, 1974.
  • Photo of SP 3663 in Tracy
    Analog Photo Kodachrome Slide 5.1027, Scan 2014052501ph.14

SP 3672, Baldwin, SP Class F-4 2-10-2

According to good sources, 3672, SP Class F-4 2-10-2, was built in 1922 by Baldwin, builders number 55237. It's booster was removed 1948. Vacated and scrapped 1956.
SP 3672, location unknown
SP 3672, F-4, 2-10-2 location and date unknown. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission.

SP 3677, Baldwin, SP Class F-4 2-10-2

According to good sources, 3677 was built by Baldwin in 1922, builders number 55242. Vacated and scrapped 1951.
SP 2-10-2 3677, Date and location unknown
SP F-4 2-10-2 3677 on an unknown date and location. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission. 616 format negative.

SP 3686, Baldwin, SP Class F-4 2-10-2

According to good sources, SP Class F-4 2-10-2 3686 was built by Baldwin, builder’s number 55267, in 1922. In 1926 it was converted from oil to coal burning and restored to oil in 1946. It was retired and scrapped in 1954.
SP 3686, 2-10-2, location unknown
Location and date unknown in this photo. Possibly El Paso before WW2. Location not currently known. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission. 616 format negative.

SP 3689, Baldwin, SP Class F-4 2-10-2

According to good sources, SP 3689 is an F4 2-10-2 Built by Baldwin in 1922 and retired and scrapped in 1957. SP MT-3 is a 4-8-2 4334, built by SP Sacramento Shops in December 1925, vacated and scrapped in 1956.
SP 3689 leading extra 4334, Location not known
SP 3689 leading extra 4334. Notice the WW2 era light deflectors. A troop train? Location not currently known. Photographer most likely Bill Darrough, from the Jack Darrough Collection. Used with permission.

SP 3694 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-8

According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 3694 was built in April 1959 by EMD as a model GP9, builders number 25131, SP 5831, SP Class DF-612. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 3694, SP Class EF418-8.
This locomotive was downgraded in Nov. 1976 emerging as SP 2876 SP Class, ES418-8.
The disposition of this locomotive is: retired in Jan 1987 and sold in Feb. 1988 Wilson Rail Services, to Alababama & Florida RR to Wiregrass Central 2876. Current status not known.
SP 3694 in Oakland
SP 3694 is a Southern Pacific GP9, Class EF418-8, waiting for a train on the West Oakland Wye, under the BART tracks on an unknown date in June 1974.
This was posted to Trainorders on May 28, 2014.
  • Photo of SP 3694 in Oakland
    Analog Photo Kodachrome Slide 5.1040, Scan 2014052501ph.5

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